By Stephanie Palmer
Instagram Handle: @stephaniepalmerstudios
Stephanie Palmer is the creator and publisher of The Knitter’s PlannerTM and The Quilter’s PlannerTM . When she is not knitting, quilting, or painting, she is drinking Dr Pepper and eating lots of Blue Bell ice cream.
Inspiration: The basketweave pattern provides an instant woven texture that looks complicated, but is achieved with a simple repeat. It’s great for home decor items like baby blankets and throw pillows. Basketweave cotton washcloths are perfect to add to a gift basket of soaps and lotions for a friend who is ill or recovering.
Tip: Although this repeat is simple, it is helpful to use a row counter to ensure that your “basket strips” are even and consistent.
Finished Stitch Block Measurements
8 x 8 inch/20 x 20cm stitch block square, blocked (including garter stitch borders)
Worsted weight yarn
Size 7 (4.5mm) needles
21 sts and 50 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Basketweave stitch pattern
Basketweave Stitch Pattern (multiple of 8 sts)
Row 1 (RS): *K5, p3; rep from * across.
Row 2 (WS): *P5, k3; rep from * across.
Row 3: Rep row 1.
Row 4: Rep row 2.
Row 5: Knit.
Rep rows 1-5 for patt.
Stitch Block Instructions
Bottom Garter Stitch Edging
CO 46 sts.
Knit 6 rows.
Rows 1-5: K3, work Basketweave patt across to last 3 sts, k3.
Rep patt until square measures 7½ inches/19cm, ending after row 5.
Top Garter Stitch Edging
Knit 6 rows.
BO all sts.